You’ve heard of “real food” and “real simple,” but to get to what I call a “real town,” try Fort Bragg on the Mendocino Coast. To discover the roots of this lumbering town, we boarded the Skunk Train with families and wide-eyed kids and time traveled back to Fort Bragg’s logging days, when the gold of this […]
A soap opera litany of woes closed historic Heritage House Resort for five years. Now, fans of Mendocino’s former favorite destination are anxious to see the reopening of this magical setting—where many of us were lured by the romantic 1978 movie “Same Time Next Year,” in which the very married CPA, Alan Alda, had a yearly tryst with […]
On a gorgeous day, driving to Mendocino, California, is a dream. Wind through the verdant Anderson Valley wine region and the Navarro River Redwoods State Park to Highway 1. Hit the rugged coast and it’s stunning—the crashing waves against the rocks, lush vegetation, and the village of Mendocino sitting high on a bluff.
A love of California sparkling wine has inspired a visit to Anderson Valley, one of Northern California’s smaller wine regions. This bucolic setting is home to 20 wineries in Mendocino County. As I drive along winding roads through arid terracotta-colored hillsides, it is a delight to descend into the valley with vineyards, orchards and farms. […]